Monterey Bay Aquarium
Located directly on the Monterey Bay, the world famous Monterey
Bay Aquarium, located on the Central Coast of California, inspires
conservation of the Oceans and has many special events which bring
exciting exhibits, new animals and family activities. Be sure to
visit the nation’s finest aquarium and No. 3 top-rated family
attraction in the United States!
Distance: The Aquarium is 15 minutes from the hotel.
Old Fisherman’s Wharf
A visit to the Monterey Peninsula isn’t complete without
visiting the fun and lively atmosphere of the Old Fisherman’s
Wharf. Home to many fine restaurants, art galleries, gift shops,
tackle and bait shops, fishing, whale watching harbor cruises and
party boat concessions.
Distance: Old Fisherman’s Wharf is 15 minutes from the hotel
John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row
Take time out to enjoy all the unique specialty shops,
restaurants and family-friendly entertainment. Kayak or paddle your
way out into the “wilds” of Monterey Bay while you are there! The
area around Cannery Row is also a marine sanctuary and is home to
many California Sea Lions. Lots to see and do!
Distance: John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row is 15 minutes from the
The Monterey Peninsula is also the home of Mazda Raceway at
Laguna Seca and the Laguna Seca Recreation Area. A variety of
racing, exhibition and entertainment events are held at Laguna Seca
to include the U.S. Sports Car Invitational, Monterey Sports Car
Championships, Monterey Historics for classic racecars, and the Red
Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring both the MotoGP World Championship
and the U.S. AMA Superbike Series.
Distance: Laguna Seca is 15 minutes from the hotel.
Old Monterey Market Place
Fresh produce, food stalls, Baker’s
Alley, plus arts, crafts, collectibles.
Alvarado Street, Monterey
Vendors call (831) 655-2607
4:00 to 8:00 p.m., April to October.
4:00 to 7:00 p.m., October to March.
Historic Garden League Tours – Year-round
Monterey, (831) 649-3364 Thursdays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.
Call to make reservations or to receive more information. Visit
several gardens associated with Old Monterey adobes and other
historic buildings. Meet at Casa del Ora Garden.
A minimum donation of $5.00 per person goes toward upkeep of the
Calendar of events